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Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 31, 2013      2 comments

Happy Halloween my SP friends!... Read more

Hope is my word of the day!

Sunday, August 18, 2013      4 comments

Hope is what keeps me going on since the loss of my son. Hope that one day: I will be able to go to bed and not be haunted by thoughts and dreams that prevent me from sleeping well I will look forward to waking up in the morning I will en... Read more

Coping with Sabotage!

Sunday, July 14, 2013      11 comments

We probably all have people in our lives who either intentionally or unintentionally, sabotage our efforts to make good food choices and lose weight. "Come on Sue, you can't be the only one not to have a glass of wine!" or "Three French fries ar... Read more

We are all here to bring out the God colors in the world" Matthew

Saturday, June 29, 2013      5 comments

I believe gardening is a great way to enjoy and show the God colors in the world. The verse can apply to many things, but certainly the beauty of nature is one of them. Whenever I create dish gardens I feel at peace and experience a simple joy a... Read more

Remembering my precious son today!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      7 comments

Today is the third anniversary of my son, Luis's journey to heaven. Today we visited a Memory Walk that is a beautiful area with foliage and a meandering path. Along the path there are stones that have been painted in memory of a loved one. I pa... Read more

What butterflies mean to me.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      8 comments

Since my son died in June of 2013, I often feel my son's presence when I am around a butterfly. A couple of months ago, there was a HUGE dark blue butterfly outside my bedroom sliding glass door. I watched it for awhile and then went about my da... Read more

Celebrating Life!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      2 comments

I am 65 years young today! I am enjoying this journey called "life" and looking forward to more experiences unfolding. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I am thankful to have lived 65 years and will live in the moments of... Read more

Vision Board

Saturday, January 26, 2013      9 comments

I was with 5 spiritual friends today and we all created our own vision boards. I had areas covering, health, family/friends, giving, seeking, travel, and creativity. I used printed out quotes, pictures from the internet and magazines and some th... Read more

Our body is a vessel here on earth.

Saturday, January 19, 2013      6 comments

My husband and I are in two traumatic loss groups since the loss of our son in June of 2010. It was after my loss that I gained so much weight. At our December gathering, the facilitator spoke about how our body is merely a vessel while we are ... Read more

Three Ways to Distress During the Holidays

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      6 comments

1. Pet a cat-proven to decrease stress. If you don't have a cat, pet a dog, spend time watching your fish, gerbil, bird, etc. If you don't own a pet, there are usually pets around us somewhere. There are also precious pictures of pets online th... Read more

Gifts from the Garden

Saturday, December 01, 2012      5 comments

I had a great day! I went to an informative talk about how to give gifts from the garden. The presenter was a retired art teacher from Vermont, so creativity exuded throughout the presentation!... Read more


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